Californians Most Worried About the Drought: Survey

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    The drought is the key worry on Californians' minds.

    The people have spoken: they're worried about water.

    Most of them are, anyway.

    The biggest environmental concern for Californians is now the drought, according to a poll conducted by the Public Policy Institute of California.

    Fifty-four percent of people who responded to the poll said the drought has them on edge, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. That's compared to 25 percent of people who said that air pollution is still the worst thing in the environment.

    There are 21 percent of people who remain unfazed, saying that the drought -- the three driest years on record in California -- are not an issue, the newspaper reported.

    In Los Angeles -- where water users increased their consumption by eight percent this year -- only half of respondents said water was an issue, the newspaper reported.